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Cell Phones Are Like Hamburgers

Whether or not you are a McDonald’s restaurant fan, there is no denying that the foodservice retailer has one of the most successful business models ever conceived — and not for the reasons you think. When McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc asked a group of business students what business he was in and they replied…

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Lease Prepayment Puts Real Estate Investor On Firm Ground

A Houston real estate investor realized the full value of his monopole cell site when he received an upfront, cash prepayment for a lease assignment he arranged with Md7. He converted monthly rental income that offered limited entrepreneurial potential into a funding source that could significantly impact his business. Given his business plan, having the…

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School Gives Rent Guarantee an A+

A Colorado elementary school was using the rental income received from two cell sites to finance ongoing school programs. One of the cell sites was located on state-granted land. The school belatedly learned that due to the grant provisions, income generated from this site was in fact the property of the state. The school now…

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What is the Market Price for Cell Site Rent?

Md7 Helps Landlords Assess the Value of Their Cell Site and Cell Tower Leases Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations What Is It Worth? Everyone wants to get paid what they’re worth. Whether it’s based on principle or pride, it absolutely galls us when someone else gets a better…

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Lease Optimization Isn’t Just a Rent Reduction

Md7 Offers Conventional Wisdom on Necessary Cell Tower and Cell Site Lease Language Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations What would you say if the landlord of your apartment building decided to charge you more rent because you upgraded your couch to a sectional with a built in recliner?…

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Why are Cell Site Leases Changing?

MD7’s Top 10 Most Frequently Answered Questions Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations Most people don’t like change. It often makes them wary or uneasy as they contemplate what comes next. For the most part, wariness of change is merely a fear of the unknown – like being in…

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The Role of Tenant Representatives in the Wireless Industry

Md7 Helps Carriers Navigate the Perfect Storm of Increasing Costs, Decreasing Revenues, and Market Saturation Published in AGL Magazine by Tom Leddo, Md7’s Vice President of Operations If you were paying double, triple or even quadruple the rent than the guy next to you was, what would you do about it? That’s what carriers recently…